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Blog Entry Training of Malayalam eSpeak with NVDA
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 26, 2015 last modified Jul 20, 2015 03:19 PM — filed under: , , ,
NVDA team conducted a two days training on January 24 and 25, 2015 in Tiruvananthapuram. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Veeramanikandan, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Kerala University and the eSpeak new version was launched by Suresh S, PSC member, who is an advocate for the blind in getting jobs in Kerala government.
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U.S. support sought for treaty to allow blind people access to copyrighted works
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 01, 2012 — filed under: ,
Advocates of visual disability groups from across the world urged the United States to get off the fence at the global copyright negotiations in Geneva this week and actively back a strong treaty that allows blind people access to copyrighted published works.
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UN Official pledges support to tackle Copyright Challenges for the Visually Impaired
by Radha Rao published Nov 13, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:34 PM — filed under:
Article on the UN News Centre - New York, Nov 11 2009 6:10PM
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Blog Entry UNESCO Global Report: Opening New Avenues for Empowerment
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 31, 2013 last modified Sep 04, 2013 07:21 AM — filed under:
We prepared a report on higher education for persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region for UNESCO some time back. The report has been compiled into a global report. Nirmita Narasimhan was the project coordinator from the Centre for Internet and Society.
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Universal Design & Accessibility Conclave
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2016 — filed under:
Nirmita Narasimhan is a speaker at this conclave organized by IIMA in collaboration with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
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Blog Entry Universal Service for Persons with Disabilities: A Global Survey of Policy Interventions and Good Practices
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Dec 27, 2011 last modified Oct 08, 2012 05:43 AM — filed under: , ,
The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies and the Centre for Internet and Societies in cooperation with the Hans Foundation have published the Universal Service for Persons with Disabilities: A Global Survey of Policy Interventions and Good Practices. The book consists of a Foreword by Axel Leblois, an Introduction and four chapters. Deepti Bharthur, Axel Leblois and Nirmita Narasimhan have contributed to the chapters.
Universal Service — An Instrument for Accessibility
by Prasad Krishna published May 10, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:53 AM — filed under:
Every year, billions of dollars are earmarked for fulfilling universal service obligations across the globe. These funds represent a prime opportunity for governments to initiate telecommunication policies and programmes for persons with disabilities, writes Deepti Bharthur.
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Blog Entry Updated List of Signatories for Letter Supporting WIPO Treaty for the Reading Disabled
by Sanchia de Souza published Jan 23, 2009 last modified Aug 25, 2011 08:35 AM — filed under:
The list of signatories to a letter in support of the WIPO Treat for the Reading Disabled has been updated.
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US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 02, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Copyright fears stall talks on books being translated into braille for blind and visually impaired people in the global south.
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Blog Entry User Experiences of Digital Financial Risks and Harms
by Amrita Sengupta, Chiara Furtado, Garima Agrawal, Nishkala Sekhar, Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and Yesha Tshering Paul published Dec 15, 2023 last modified Dec 22, 2023 04:05 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The reach and use of digital financial services has risen in recent years without a commensurate increase in digital literacy and access. Through this project, supported by a grant from Google(.)org, we will examine the landscape of potential risks and harms posed by digital financial services, and the disproportionate risk that information asymmetry and barriers to access pose for users, especially certain marginalised communities.
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